When you travel you get an opportunity to see the world, but it can also be an opportunity to know the different species that we share the earth with —a number of which would be difficult to see at home. In the event that you truly want to make your safari interesting and unique, combine your trip with animal encounters. Not just do you get very close to some astounding aquatic and land animals, however, you’ll learn more about their habitat and what it’s like to live in their world. Furthermore, the best part is that these eco-adventures come in various tour activity levels: some are more casual like checking the blue-footed boobies in the Galapagos, others are adrenaline-pumping like mountain gorilla trekking in Uganda, while others are perfect for involvement with children like; swimming with dolphins in Mexico. Be that as it may, there’s one thing without a doubt: regardless of which experience you choose, all are simply memorable.
Gorilla trekking in Uganda
Mountain gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park implies eye-to-eye encounters with fully grown silverbacks, which are over three times the size of a normal man (but these primates are lively and shockingly tolerant of their human counterparts). While on a tour with Gorilla Expeditions Ltd, you spend a full hour observing as you take photos of these lovely creatures on their home turf. Just 8 tourists are allowed per gorilla family/group every day, so the experience is extremely personal and intimate. In addition, when you stay at Bwindi Safari Lodge, you have the chance to witness the gorillas on the property, since this is a most loved frequent of the Rushegura Gorilla Group.
Camelback Trips in Australia
Watch the sunrise (or set) against the delightful red rock of the otherworldly Uluru and Kata Tjuta National Park in the famous outback of Australia. Experienced cameleers will help you direct these peaceful animals while depicting the flora and fauna of the Red Center landscape around you. You’ll explore more about the cultural importance of the native people and their sacrosanct destinations. Another animal encounter to look at while in the land down under is the Kangaroo Sanctuary in Alice Springs, where you can hold a joey and take in about these interesting hoppers.
Giraffe feedings in Kenya
Wake up to these long-necked animals looking in your window at Nairobi’s Giraffe Manor. Groups of Rothschild giraffes freely move around the property before going back to the surrounding 140 acres of land of indigenous forest. The boutique hotel provides a close-and-personal chance with these amazing animals, including daily feedings and guided strolls.
Swimming with dolphins in Mexico
In Mexico, kids and adults get the chance to have an intimate experience swimming with dolphins and discover what makes these mammals so extraordinary. Dolphin Discovery, the biggest company of its kind, with offices throughout Mexico including Cozumel, Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Riviera Maya, and Los Cabos. This company’s objective is protection and education, and they have a team of veterinarians committed to the daily care of these animals—and fund research and understanding of our oceanic friends.
Elephant experiences in Sri Lanka
Learn more about these friendly pachyderms as you watch them eat, bathe, and play at the Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage. Need more? Head to adjacent Yala National Park, where you can enjoy Sri Lanka’s highest plateau while searching for monkeys, leopards, deer, bears, sloth, wild pig, and jackals.